Menorah Lights on the Levee

Thursday 12/10, 6:00 - 6:45 PM

Join in the festival of lights with us as we light the menorah and celebrate the first night of Hannukah with the Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham. Learn more here.

Storytime with Santa

Monday 12/14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Santa came early this year! Santa will stop by the Levee to share a classic Christmas story and holiday cheer with all the good little boys and girls before he makes his way back to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas night. Tickets are $20 per group, with all proceeds going to local non-profit Brighton Center. Buy tickets here.

Yoga on the Levee: Holiday Edition

Friday 12/19, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Need a break from the holiday madness? Get your daily dose of zen and namaste your way into the holiday spirit at our festive Yoga on the Levee class in partnership with The Yoga Bar. Tickets are $10 per person, with all proceeds going to the local non-profit Brighton Center. Buy tickets here.

Holly Jolly on the Levee

Saturdays 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 – 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Don your festive apparel and make your way to Bridgeview Box Park for the Holly Jolly Happy Hour on Saturday evenings in December! Live music will be featured, so make sure to bring your family and friends and spread some holiday cheer. Learn more here.

YPCC Community Carolers

Sundays- 12/6, 12/13, 12/20; 1-3 PM

Get in the holiday spirit as the talented YPCC Community Carolers perform holiday tunes on Sunday afternoons on the Central Plaza in front of The Exchange Market. Learn more here.

Winter Nights, River Lights

11/20 – 1/15

Enjoy a socially distanced family activity with a beautifully lit holiday walk across the Purple People Bridge and along the river at the Levee. Be sure to complete your visit by stopping at the Wish Tree to make someone’s holiday wish come true!  The Wish Tree is located on the Newport side of the bridge approach. Learn more here.

Wellness on the Levee – Dance Fitness 

Wednesday 12/16, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Come and dance your way into the most wonderful time of year at a holiday-themed class hosted in partnership with Vibe Dance Fitness. Tickets are $10 per person, with all proceeds going to local non-profit Brighton Center. Buy tickets here.

Trivia Nights at Bridgeview Box Park

Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Making its first appearance at Newport on the Levee, Last Call Trivia will be hosting Trivia Night at the Bridgeview Box Park every Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Go head to head against other teams to show what you know! First, second and third-place teams will receive 'Bridgeview Bucks' that can be redeemed at any business at Bridgeview Box Park! Learn more here.

Newport Nights Holiday Edition 2020

Friday, and Saturday 1:00 - 9:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Newport Nights is returning with our new Holiday schedule. Every Friday, Saturday from 1:00 to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm you can enjoy music from talented local performers while relishing the delicious food and beverage of Bridgeview Box Park. See here for a full schedule of performers. 

Prior Events

Gameday on the Levee – Football Weekend

Saturday 11/14 College Football, 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Sunday 11/15 NFL Football, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Game 1 – TBA

Game 2 – Bengals vs. Steelers, 4:25 pm

​Join us at Bridgeview Box Park starting at 11:30 am on Saturday to cheer on your favorite college teams! Then get ready for a full day of NFL action on Sunday starting at 12:00 pm! When the clock hits 4:25 pm the Cincinnati Bengals kick off against our rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. To give our guests the best viewing experience possible, we are putting a big LED screen on the plaza with the stadium and riverfront as your backdrop. We are bringing back our socially distanced turf squares to promote guest safety. The turf squares are “first come, first served” starting at 11:00 AM on both days! Be sure to bring your blankets and chairs. Feel free to spend your weekend with us if you're a true fan! Learn more here.

Boos & Brews on the Levee

Saturday, 4:00 - 11:00 pm

All ghosts and goblins are invited to our inaugural “Boos and Brews” event, a scary fun, open-air Halloween soiree at the Bridgeview Box Park. From 4 to 11 p.m., friends and families can treat themselves to an evening along the Ohio River, complete with festive tunes and performances, costume contests, haunted libations, spooky decor and more. Learn more here.

Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Viewing

Saturday 9/5, 2:30 - 10:00 pm

With our roots in Kentucky, there is no better day for us to celebrate than Derby Day! Come join us in cheering on your favorite horse during the two biggest minutes in sports on a 13-foot TV screen at Bridgeview Box Park! Take part in the many Derby traditions such as dressing your best, mint julep, big hats, and more! Learn more here.

Event Schedule

– Pre-race coverage begins at 2:30 PM.

– The race begins at 6:50 PM.

– Live music from Floyd and the Walkmen will begin at 7:00 PM.

Reds Opening Day Riverside Viewing

Friday Game Time, 6:10 pm

Saturday Game Time, 5:10 pm

Sunday Game Time, 1:10 pm

Let the Reds hear your voice across the river as we watch our home team take on the Tigers for opening day weekend. Join us at the Aquarium Plaza starting at 5:30 pm this Friday for the big Opening Day game at 6:10 pm! To give our guests the best viewing experience possible, we are putting a big LCD screen on the plaza with the stadium and riverfront as your backdrop (make sure to bring your favorite viewing chair or blanket)! We will keep the screen up through Sunday to cover all weekend games so feel free to spend your weekend with us if you're a true fan! Learn more here.

Bridgeview Box Park Grand Opening Celebration

Saturday 6/27 11:15 am - 11:00 pm

You are invited to the Grand Opening Celebration of Bridgeview Box Park, the first major milestone for the re-imagination of the New-Newport on the Levee.

Join us as we cut not 1 but 2 ribbons this day. First, runners walkers and bikers can get excited because we are cutting the ribbon to the Riverfront Commons Pedestrian Bridge that connects the Taylor Southgate Bridge to the Riverwalk Level of Newport on the Levee. Shortly after, we will be cutting the ribbon to Bridgeview Box Park, a vibrant new destination for the community in an open-air environment to relish in the waterfront views. Think of this as your own backyard where you will find a tiki-themed bar, delicious baked goods, coffee, Asian street food, empanadas, craft beer, wine, bourbon, and more.


Here is a taste of what you can expect:

-The Riverfront Commons Pedestrian Bridge ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 11:15 AM at the Taylor Southgate Bridge.

-The Bridgeview Box Park ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 11:45 AM at the Box Park.

-Live acoustic music will be playing from noon until 11:00 PM


Bon Mi Street
Che on Wheels
Farmhouse Lemonade
Kon Tiki
Leaf & Limb
Second Sight Spirits
The Little Spoon
Wooden Cask Brewing

Bring the kids, dogs, bikes, and a spirit of fun. Can’t wait to see you there!

Join the event page and share it with your friends here!

Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels Grand Opening

Friday, March 6, 2020


Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels launches this Friday morning, March 6 at the Newport Aquarium. This immersive new exhibit invites guests to explore the ruins of a long-ago sunken ship scattered across the sea floor, now home to hundreds of animals including mysterious eels, brightly colored fish and curious creatures as they thrive in this accidental reef.

Purchase tickets here.

Summer Music on the Levee 2020 Band Submission

Begins Thursday, January 30, 2020

Want to part of Summer Music on the Levee? Submit your band information here and you might be chosen to be part of our 2020 lineup!

Submit your band here.

Love on the Levee

Begins Friday, February 14, 2020

Enjoy Valentine's Day fun with the entire family at #LoveOnTheLevee! Meet us in the gallery building from 4:00 - 7:00 PM for Valentine's Day craft-making and face painting! When you're finished get a group photo taken in front of our all-new living wall provided by Urban Blooms and receive a complimentary photo session in our Levee photo booth. Make this Valentine's Day unforgettable when you visit the Levee!

Join our Facebook event page here.

Star Wars Augmented Reality at Newport on the Levee

Begins Friday, December 21, 2019

Bring your favorite Star Wars characters to life on your smartphone! While on Levee property, sign into the "Fioptics Free Wi-Fi" network and gain access to this augmented reality experience! Select each character button to see different assets and animations. Tap anywhere on the screen to move the characters. Press the camera button to create an image that can be saved to your phone or shared on social media!

Menorah Lights on the Levee

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Join us this Sunday at 6:00 PM as we celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with special guest Rabbi Noah Ferro of Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B'nai Avraham. This celebration will take place at "The Stage on the Levee" inside of our Gallery building.⁠ Refreshments will be served to attendees.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Concert Featuring the Naked Karate Girls

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Find the ugliest Christmas sweater possible and join us for our brand-new Ugly Christmas Sweater Concert! Taking place in our Gallery Building the Naked Karate Girls will be bringing their hilariously energetic talent to The Stage On The Levee! Win prizes for the ugliest Christmas sweater and more on Saturday, December 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM! 

Join the event page here.

Santa's House on the Levee

Friday, November 29 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Santa's House on the Levee is an award-winning, immersive, RFID-powered holiday experience which takes place in Santa and Mrs. Claus' beautiful and modern home located inside The Gallery Building—complete with a red-carpet arrival, sounds of a crackling fire, evergreen trim, Christmas décor and trees with stacks of wrapped presents, postal bags of letters, maps of the world highlighting Christmas Eve travel routes and coat racks of elf hats and jackets—all creating a unique, all-senses experience for big and little kids alike. Bookcases of toys from years’ past help remind all generations of their favorite holiday memories.

Reserve time with Santa here.

The Village on the Levee Black Friday Market

Friday, November 29, 2019

Are you looking for a personalized gift for the Holidays? We're celebrating the opening of The Village on the Levee by adding a neighboring market filled with artisans, craft makers and more! Find this neighboring market for one day only this Friday from 12-8 PM in the Barnes & Noble space! Vendors include Stitch & Glo, Golden Grace Boutique, K&K Home Goods, Pugalicious Treats, The Wraperie, Queen Bee Ceramics, Mean Beard Co., Copperhead Vinyl Creations, Bittersweet Designs, Your CBD Store, Decades Rock N Pop Shop, and Glam Chixx Makeup and Beauty Bar.

Join our event page here.

Light Up the Levee 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019


Join us for our 11th Annual Light Up the Levee Tree Lighting Celebration as we officially kick off the holiday season! This magical evening begins with Santa's grand helicopter arrival followed by family activities, the season’s first snowfall, the lighting of our 50-foot tree with 1.4 million lights, and more surprises. Cap off the night with an afterparty filled with food, beverage and live music from the Clyde Brown Band.

Events details and more magical announcements coming soon!

Join the event page here.

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Children’s Activities: face painting, balloon animals, coloring, cookie decorating and photo opportunities with Elsa & Anna from Frozen2 and Star Wars’ Storm Trooper

Gallery Building


5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Village on the Levee Shops Open


Gallery Building


5:30pm – 10:00 PM

Food Truck Row: Sweet & Meats BBQ (BBQ & soul food), Hungry Brothers (pitas & loaded fries) and Funnel Vision (funnel cakes)


Third Street Valet Circle


5:30 PM

Tree-side Musical Performances by UC Vocaholics


Central Plaza


5:55 PM

Santa Claus’ Helicopter lands at The Levee


Riverboat Row by Newport Aquarium


6:00 PM

Beechwood Independent Schools Marching Band performs & parades Santa & Mrs. Claus to their House on the Levee—and then on to the Grand Christmas Tree


Aquarium Plaza to Gallery Building to Central Plaza


6:30 PM

Tree-side Events with Light Up the Levee emcee, FOX19’s Frank Marzullo


6:33 PM

Tree-side Ballet Performances by Rebekah Degnan


Central Plaza


6:40 PM

Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso & NAP Chief Investment Officer Tim Perry remarks


Central Plaza


6:48 PM

First Snowfall from Levee Rooftops


Central Plaza


6:54 PM

Tree-side Musical Performance by Southern Gateway Chorus


Central Plaza


7:00 PM

Grand Illumination | Tree Lighting


Central Plaza


7:01 PM

Fireworks Show


Central Plaza


7:05 PM

Tree-side Musical Performance by Southern Gateway Chorus


Central Plaza


7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Light Up the Levee After Party, featuring music by The Clyde Brown Band and cocktails by Rotolo


Gallery Building

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